I am so excited to share this new FUN tutorial & FREE pattern I just wrote to create your very own crocheted picture frames!
This project is so fun, fast and 100% customizable to your needs and style preferences.
I chose to make an 8 x 10 frame with a 2.5" border around to reveal about a 3" x 5" photo opening.
You could easily change this by making the outside dimensions larger or smaller or making the crocheted border frame a different size to make the photo window bigger or smaller.
A fun idea to is to create a weighted bottom to your frame by crocheting the top and side dimensions of the frame the same while making the bottom longer to create a weighted look.
I made this 8 x 10 frame from my favorite yarns, Amazing Yarn and Tweed Stripes from Lion Brand but you can use any yarn you would like.
The weight of the yarn and size of the hook you choose will also affect your gauge so please just use my measurements as a guideline and adjust from there to make it work for your project.
Favorite yarn of choice
Wood, foam core or cardboard cut to the size of the frame you would like to create.
Mylar photo pocket or page protector cut down to size.
Favorite Hook of choice (I used an I hook)
Top border: sc across the chain, ch 1 and turn (I continued this until i reached 2.5")
1st Side border: 8 sc , ch 1 and turn for 4" down one side (creates a 2.25" strip that is 4" long) end yarn.
Bottom border: sc across 8, ch 10, sc 8 (I continued this for 2.5" to make an even border but you could make it longer to give it a weighted feel.)
Back of frame: Join desired yarn and sc across, ch1 and turn.
See photos below for a more visual guide...
Top and one side is crocheted
Once the two sides are created sc across one side (8 sc in this example) ch 10 (or desired length for opening) 8 sc, ch1 turn
Sc across for 2.5" or desired weight for bottom of frame.
You can display the frame in a horizontal or vertical orientation.
This is what your frame will look like after the front and back a crocheted.
Once your frame is crocheted we can finish it off with the steps simple steps below to complete your project!
Fold the back behind the front piece.
(I used a wood board that is 8 x 10 and 3/4" thick)
Front of frame
Your crocheted picture frame project is complete!
I made one for Emmitt and one for Archie!
I love the warmth and richness of the yarn surrounding them!
You can put your new frame on an easel, a shelf like I did, or attach a sawtooth hanger on the back and hang it on the wall.
I cannot wait to make more in different colors and sizes!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you make one too.
I would love to see and feature it on my blog!